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The Good & the Bad of Msft....

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Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

I worked at Microsoft full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Large Company, Lots of Marketing People, Funds set aside to help Market Products, Lots of Products, Long history of relationships with customers, Msft even has Financing options available to customers to make "deals' happen (ie 0% for 6-12 months). Good health benefits. Good match in 401k.

Cons

Trying to move up in large company is nearly impossible, seems the manager turnover only penalizes the FTE even more because then there no "current advocates" for FTE when it comes time for Annual Review and Stock Award. Annual Review Process is stacked against 80% of the workers. Good people lose in the Annual Review Process.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the way you evaluate FTEs.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work environment good benefit good food

    Cons

    Bad work hours, competitive bad weather bad roads

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Once great, now full of fail

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - The people you work with are usually good people
    - Free drinks and Starbucks/Seattle's Best coffee
    - Pay is pretty good

    Cons

    - Benefits suck now
    - Company has been going nowhere for over a decade
    - Review system is an abomination
    - If you're unlucky enough to work in the newer buildings, enjoy the moronic decisions to put everyone in open spaces and block off the windows so you can't see outside. If you like working in a cave surrounded by maddening levels of noise, this might be the perfect environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about getting input from the employees before making stupid choices like NO offices for almost everyone? What about asking for feedback on big bets instead of revealing them long after the decisions have been etched in stone and too late to change? I mean really, getting rid of the START button for crying out loud??? Look WAY into the future and come up with something that will actually work and move the stock in a positive direction. Get rid of the completely broken review system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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